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As citizens complained of water-logging in some low-lying areas of the city, an aggrieved citizen in a tweet said they now need a boat to commute, instead of a car.

Mumbai: No let-up in downpour; traffic, lives in disarray

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Amid heavy rain alert in Mumbai, the roads continue to remain waterlogged and traffic affected, affecting the lives of citizens.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the Disaster Management Control Room in civic headquarters to review the situation.

Shinde said about 3,500 people had been shifted to safer places from flood-prone spots across the state. He also said that National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had been deployed at different places and more personnel would be added if needed.

The state has been witnessing heavy rains since Monday, with water-logging reported from urban areas, including Mumbai, while the level of some rivers was rising rapidly.

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The Chief Minister also said he had spoken to the collectors of Raigad, Ratnagiri and some other districts for which the India Meteorological Department had issued red and orange alerts predicting very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall.

Many senior officers of the Army, Navy, and Air Force attended the meeting of the Disaster Management Department.

As per reports, Mumbai’s Powai lake had overflowed on Tuesday owing to a heavy downpour.

As per reports, a  landslide was reported at Pratapgadh Fort in Satara district on Wednesday. There was no report of any casualty.

As citizens complained of water-logging in some low-lying areas of Mumbai, an aggrieved citizen in a tweet said they now need a boat to commute.

As per a recent tweet, BMC informed that a huge amount of rainwater was pumped out of Gandhi market to ease down traffic in the Eastern expressway. Many bus routes have been diverted to keep traffic flowing.

The Central Railway and Western Railway officials said the local trains were operating normally, but some commuters claimed the suburban services were running a little late.

Mumbai is likely to witness another wet day as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rain in the city and suburbs, with a possibility of extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places in the next 24 hours, according to civic officials.

In the 24-hour period ending at 8 am on Wednesday, the island city (south Mumbai) received an average of 107 mm rainfall, while the eastern and western suburbs recorded 172 mm and 152 mm downpour, respectively, a civic official said.

Some low-lying places like Hindmata, and areas in Dadar and Sion, including the Gandhi Market and road number 24 in Sion, were inundated, forcing pedestrians to wade through the water and making it difficult for motorists to commute.

Among the heavy water-logged areas were the Chembur area, Khandeshwar Railway station and others where commuters were seen wading through water. As per reports, a house collapsed at Kalbadevi in Mumbai.

Rainfall in Maharashtra is triggered by a strong low-pressure system in the Bay of Bengal that pulls the moisture from the sea and brings it over the Konkan region, resulting in heavy showers.

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